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Training and Education

The mission of the Oklahoma State University Psychiatry Residency is to foster clinical excellence, leadership, and scholarship. Graduates of the program work in every clinical practice setting, and lead clinical and research teams nationwide.


We approach the training mission systematically by combining closely-supervised intensive clinical experiences in multiple settings with a comprehensive didactic program. Experiences are aligned with the health care reform demands of the contemporary era in giving residents clinical responsibilities within an integrated continuum of progressive complexity on the wards and in the clinics. Mentorship and elective experiences beginning in the PGY1 year and continuing throughout training provide residents with the opportunity to explore specific areas for professional development and master a topic area more deeply.


Our ultimate goals are to open the field of psychiatry to our residents and to help them become both broadminded and critical thinkers.

Clinical Sites

OSU Behavioral Health

2448 E 81st St; Suite 3700
Tulsa, OK 74137


OSU Behavioral Medicine Clinic is dedicated to providing exceptional psychiatric and neuropsychological care to Tulsa and the surrounding communities. The clinic psychiatrists specialize in a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders. We care for patients who suffer from depression, anxiety, headaches/migraines, sport-related issues, obesity and more. Neuropsychology service provides comprehensive testing for children and adults for concussion, ADHD, learning disorders, autism, memory and dementia and other conditions. Our services benefit every stage of life, active duty, civilian and veteran populations.


OSU Medical Center


744 West 9th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127-9020


The country's largest single site osteopathic hospital, OSU Medical Center, is located just blocks from the OSU Center for Health Sciences. What began as Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital by a group of pioneering osteopathic physicians in 1944 has grown to become one of the nation's largest osteopathic health care centers. OSU Medical Center is a flagship hospital in eastern Oklahoma. Licensed for 426 beds, with premier emergency and outpatient programs, it is poised for great outreach and growth in the 21st century. OSU Medical Center is committed to quality patient care. Because the medical center sees a wide variety of high acuity cases, the postgraduate training programs are seen as a critical priority by the medical center staff and administration.


Annually, OSU Medical Center:

  • Admits over 13,000 patients
  • Experiences over 30,000 emergency room visits
  • Experiences over 25,000 outpatient visits
  • Performs nearly 4,000 surgical-center
  • Performs nearly 3,500 inpatient procedures

Staff physicians have trained at some of the nation's most prestigious medical institutions and have a high regard for their personal role in postgraduate education. Internships and residency positions in many different disciplines are available. OSU Medical Center is significantly involved in clinical training for medical students, nurses, therapists and technicians from several area schools and colleges.


St. Francis Health System - Laureate


6655 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74136


There is a difference in the treatment you'll receive through the Laureate Eating Disorders Program at Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital in Tulsa, OK. The combination of our care, our facility and our highly experienced staff creates a program that provides results.


  • Highly individualized eating disorder treatment
  • Separate tracks for adolescents and adults
  • Continuity of care; patients keep the same physician, therapist and dietitian throughout acute-care, residential care and partial care
  • Family involvement program, including our highly-regarded Family Week
  • Expertise in nutritional and physical rehabilitation as well as other psychiatric conditions  
  • Experienced and diverse staff who are leaders in the field of eating disorders treatment
  • Research Center of Excellence
  • Comprehensive medical services available through our affiliation with Saint Francis Hospital and Warren Clinic
  • Experience with high-profile patients

Tulsa Behavioral Health

2323 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK 74114


Adult Crisis Centers provide non-hospital emergency services for adults 18 and older with mental health, substance abuse or co-occurring issues. Consumers may be admitted up to three days with services including, but not limited to, observation, evaluation, emergency treatment and referral, when necessary, for inpatient psychiatric or substance abuse services.


Family & Children’s Services

2323 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK 74114


Since it’s founding in 1925 as the Family Welfare Society, Family and Children's Services has been devoted to strengthening families and being a force of good in the community. Over the years, the range of services provided has grown, but the commitment to excellent, compassionate care and counseling has never wavered. Today, Family & Children’s Services provides hope and healing to over 110,000 individuals each year, or one in six Tulsans. From helping families in crisis, to serving people struggling with mental illness, addiction and homelessness, they are constantly evolving to address the unique issues our neighbors face.


Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care

2414 E Shawnee Bypass
Muskogee, OK 74403


The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) serves more than 47,000 Veterans in 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma.


EOVAHCS operates the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, OK which has 89 operating beds, including inpatient behavioral health and inpatient rehabilitation. EOVAHCS also operates an outpatient clinic at the Muskogee facility, behavioral medicine clinics in Muskogee and Tulsa and community based outpatient clinics in Tulsa, Hartshorne and Vinita.


Oklahoma Forensic Center

24800 S 44220 Rd
Vinita, OK 74301


The Oklahoma Forensic Center is the largest inpatient behavioral health facility in the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services system. It is located in a rural area of Oklahoma, about 60 miles northeast of Tulsa, and serves all 77 counties of Oklahoma as the only inpatient forensic facility. The agency has approximately 200 inpatient beds on eight separate units, housing persons who have been found incompetent for adjudication or adjudicated as Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. In addition, OFC provides outpatient evaluations of adjudicative competency for 14 counties, including the two largest counties in Oklahoma (Oklahoma and Tulsa counties). OFC has recently moved into a newly constructed building which contains intern office space, a mock courtroom, group rooms, and other beneficial treatment facilities.


12&12 Inc.

6333 E Skelly Dr
Tulsa, OK 74135


12 & 12, Inc. serves adults suffering from the brain disease of addiction or co-existing mental health and substance use disorders through a continuum of care that provides multiple levels of treatment, detoxification, intensive residential treatment, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment, counseling, transitional living, and sober living – in one location. 


Rotation Schedule

Inpatient Psychiatry 4 months Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
OB/GYN 1 month OSU Medical Center
Pediatrics 1 month OSU Medical Center
Neurology 2 months Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Medicine 3 months Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Surgery 1 month Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Addiction 2 months 12&12 Drug and alcohol Treatment Center
Inpatient 2-3 months Laureate Psychiatry Hospital
Inpatient 2-3 months Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Consultation Liaison 2 months OSU Medical Center
Child Psychiatry 2 months Family and Children's Services
Inpatient TCBH 1-2 months Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
Outpatient 12 months Tulsa, OK
Forensic Psychiatry 1 month Oklahoma Forensic Center
Geriatric Psychiatry 2 months Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Inpatient  2 months Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
Inpatient 1 month Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
Elective 6 months  

Didactics & Conferences

Structured didactics are a cornerstone of the Oklahoma State University Psychiatry program. Required readings, journal findings and research articles are a mainstay of the program.


Medical Student Clerkship

The Psychiatry Medicine Clerkship is a four-week block that takes place at various clinical training sites.


This setting provides a unique opportunity for direct patient care, access to fully equipped facilities, as well as a variety of specialty clinics providing on-site consultation services. In addition to learning from supervised patient care experiences, a variety of additional learning experiences will be incorporated.


For more information, please visit the Office of Clinical Education.

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